ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider

Blair Seidlitz' dissertation gets top marks from American Physical Society

May 28, 2024

Blair Seidlitz, who earned his PhD in physics in 2022 from the University of Colorado Boulder, has won the American Physical Society (APS) Dissertation Award in Hadronic Physics for his dissertation, the society announced.

Duane physics building

Physics offices to undergo major renovations

May 22, 2024

The Physics Main Office (DUAN E1B32) and CU PREP Office (DUAN D1B37) are undergoing major renovations starting May 27, 2024. Here's where you can find staff from the affected offices.

Katie Wootten

Katie Wootten earns top award for fiber-based sensor research

May 14, 2024

Engineering physics major Katie Wootten was named a Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award recipient this semester, in recognition of her outstanding research project. The award is the highest honor for undergraduates in physics at CU Boulder. The award was established in 2013 by alumnus Stephen White (Phys’63) whose own...

Shivank Chadda

Interstellar dust research leads to top award for Shivank Chadda

May 14, 2024

Physics major Shivank Chadda’s outstanding research project has earned him a Spring 2024 Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award, the highest honor for undergraduates in physics. Established in 2013 by alumnus Stephen White (Phys’63), the award recognizes exceptional undergraduate research projects. As an undergraduate at CU Boulder, Dr. White held...

Tobin Munsat addresses the audience at the Physics Recognition Ceremony

Students, staff, and faculty honored with Department of Physics awards

May 14, 2024

Each year, the Department of Physics honors outstanding students, staff, and faculty at the Spring Recognition Ceremony in recognition of their exceptional research, teaching, or service to the department. Learn more about this year’s recipients below.

Small photos of 15 graduating physics students

Meet some of our graduating physics Buffs

May 6, 2024

We asked graduating physics and engineering physics students what advice they had for other students, where they are headed after CU, and what they will carry with them into their next chapter.

Group photo of the 2023-2024 Quantum Scholars participants

End of year celebration concludes second year of Quantum Scholars

May 6, 2024

Quantum Scholars hosted an end of year celebration in late April, marking an end to the second year of this highly successful and innovative program. Over 50 students participated in Quantum Scholars this year, with just over half receiving fellowships.

Students in a KM Labs Clean Room

Quantum Scholars cohort tours KMLabs

May 3, 2024

The quantum industry is growing quickly both locally and nationally as new applications for quantum technology expand, and CU Physics continues to meet the challenges and opportunities for our students through innovative programs like Quantum Scholars. On April 12, a cohort of Quantum Scholars toured KMLabs, an industry leader in...

Bryce Primavera

CU PREP Alumni Highlight: Bryce Primavera (PhDPhys'23)

May 2, 2024

Bryce Primavera’s experience in CU’s Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was instrumental in preparing him for his future career. Learn more about his journey, his research focus at NIST, and advice for future PREP students.

Eric Cornell gives a keynote address at the Undergraduate Research Expo

Inaugural Undergraduate Research Expo showcases innovative research

April 25, 2024

Despite a late spring snow storm prompting a change in venue, almost 100 students, faculty, and staff attended the inaugural Undergraduate Research Expo on Saturday, April 20, 2024! Researchers from several departments including physics, astrophysical & planetary sciences, and mathematics presented their findings during the poster session. The event included...